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The Start Of The Month Of February, In A Calendrical Necrology

The Start Of The Month Of February, In A Calendrical Necrology

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1300

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Caligula A VIII

Item number: f.6r

Length: 22.6

Width: 15.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

A calendrical martyrology is used to record people's names and the dates of their death, so that their souls can be prayed for on each anniversary of their death. Gaps are left for the later insertion of more names. The earliest entries in this one (written in a small regular gothic script in brown ink) consist of 'Co.' (commemoration of ...) followed by the name. At the top of this page are William Bungay of Chesterfield, followed by Roger de Baucewell, a slightly later addition.

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